Green Your Life

Going Green starts with Greening your life! Below are some things you can do at home.

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Save energy to save money

  • Set your thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer to reduce energy costs
  • Install compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Unplug appliances when you’re not using them
  • Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible
  • Dry your clothes using sunlight instead of the dryer

Save water

  • Take shorter showers
  • Install a low-flow shower head
  • Don’t run the dishwasher unless it is completely full

Use Less Gas

  • Walk or ride your bike to work
  • Telecommute a few days per week if allowed
  • Car pool whenever possible

Buy Smart

  • Use recycled shopping bags, instead of plastic
  • Buy organic clothing
  • Buy recycled paper goods
  • Use real plates and cutlery instead of paper and plastic
     

Greening your life takes work, but the value to the earth and your quality of life is priceless. If you have other ideas for Going Green, TAKE THE PLEDGE NOW, and share your story!


I pledge to responsibly commit my time and talent to ensure that the nation is empowered to achieve the following goals by 2025:

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